Development, D1 Properties
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The property occupies a prominent position on the south eastern side of Grove Road, in a predominantly residential location within the popular and sought after Reading suburb of Emmer Green.
The major regional town of Reading with its multiple facilities including the Oracle Shopping Complex and Reading Railway Station which provides direct services to London Paddington lies approximately 2 miles to the south.
From December 2019 the £14.8bn Crossrail service (Elizabeth line) will depart from Reading Railway Station twice an hour (four an hour at peak times), providing direct services through the city of London to Shenfield, with Bond Street accessible in under one hour.
Crossrail will deliver cutting edge, high capacity trains which will help reduce overcrowding at peak times and provide a cleaner, more environmentally friendly rail service into central London.
Junction 11 of the M4 motorway and the A329(M) lie approximately 5 miles to the south and 6 miles to the south east respectively.
The immediate vicinity provides a mix of two storey semi-detached houses and a three storey block of flats. A Co-Operative food store, St. Barnabas Church and Emmer Green Primary School are also located nearby.
Please refer to the location plan within the particulars of sale.
Please refer to the Ordnance Survey Extract Plan within the particulars of sale which shows the approximate boundaries of the property edged in red.
The property comprises an almost rectangular shaped site containing a single storey former NHS Clinic (Use Class D1 (Non-residential institutions)) with part brick/part wooden panel elevations under a part pitched tiled and part flat bitumen covered roof. The remainder of the property provides approximately 8 car parking spaces, a small rear lawn garden and a small detached temporary outbuilding.
Internally the property provides for a central corridor leading to 8 separate treatment rooms/offices, male, female and disabled WCs and a kitchen. The specification of the building includes gas fired central heating, painted and plastered walls, carpeted and linoleum flooring, suspended ceilings and UPVC windows.
The property is bordered by Grove Road and public open space at its northern boundary, a three storey block of residential flats at its eastern boundary, an electricity substation at its southern boundary and two storey semi-detached dwellings at its western boundary.
The site is largely contained by post and wire fencing apart from at its northern boundary which is open to Grove Road, with a dropped curb.
Vehicular and pedestrian access to the property is from Grove Road.
The total site area is approximately 0.06 hectares (0.15 acres).
The current building has a Gross Internal Area of approximately 135.84 sq. m (1,462 sq. ft.).
Please refer to the photographs of the property within the particulars of sale for further information.
The property’s freehold interest is held under Registered Title No. BK319899. The property will be sold with full vacant possession given on completion.
The Clinic is shown in the Valuation List as having a Rateable Value (RV) of £6,400.
Assessment rating - TBC.
We understand that the property is not elected for VAT.
Pre-Application planning advice has been sought from the Local Planning Authority, which is due to be received before the deadline for offers. For an update please contact the sole agents, Haslams.
The Pre-Application Submission includes an indicative Site Layout Plan and Schedule of Accommodation which provides for 2 no. 1 bedroom flats and 2 no. 2 bedroom flats. These documents are included within the Technical Information Pack.
The lawful planning use of the existing building falls within Use Class D1 (Non-residential Institutions) of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987.
The site has no recent planning history, however having regard to local and national planning policy, we believe that it could hold potential for some form of redevelopment subject to obtaining planning permission.
Any planning related queries should be directed to the Local Planning Authority:
Reading Borough Council
Berkshire RG1 2LU
Telephone: 0118 937 3787
We are advised that mains electricity, gas, water and drainage services are connected to the property. However, prospective purchasers are advised to make their own independent enquiries of the individual authorities to verify the capacity and availability of such services.
Please refer to the particulars of sale for further details on the Disposal method.
A copy of the technical information pack is accessible via our Data Room. Login details are available upon request.
Please refer to the particulars of sale for the block viewing dates.